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a father forgives the man who hit and killed his son. you have 48 hours. that s how long crews will now have to fix those pesky potholes. days of frigid weather - and now this! sunny and temperatures near the 60 s. folks near macarthur center enjoyed this weather but how long will it stay that way? let s check in with meteorologist dominic brown. tracking rain and slightly
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temps....we hope you )ve enjoyed the sunshine lately because rain is moving back in, at least briefly. as we move through your friday, expect increasing clouds across hampton roads and ne north carolina as an area of low pressure moves up the coast. while the day will likely start dry, rain chances will go up by friday afternoon and evening. a couple of showers may linger into early saturday morning, but majority of saturday looks dry with partly sunny skies. high temperatures will be in the mid 50s friday and the upper 50s by saturday. we re keeping an eye on another area of low pressure that could bring us a couple of showers sunday, but at this point, the day does not look like a washout. high temperatures will dip into the upper 40s. by monday and tuesday, highs will struggle to
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driving along and hit a pothole on your drive in north carolina? now if you report it - crews will have 48 hours to fix it. todd corillo explains the new law that )s now in effect. the roads may be in pretty good shape now -- but there )s no guarantee they )ll stay that way. winter weather has the
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of potholes. now thanks a new law in north carolina -- fixing potholes will happen faster. under the legislation -- nc- dot has 2 business days to repair a reported pothole on state maintained roads. admittedly the legislation doesn t outline any penalties -- but n-cdot is vowing to adhere to the 48 hour time frame. this week n-cdot rolled out this new reporting system just for potholes. it should reduce the middle-man so to speak --
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instead route pothole repair requests directly to the closest county maintenance office. in elizabeth city -- todd corillo -- newschannel 3. now to cheseapeake - where police discovered the body of a man in a ditch. officers arrived at the scene on cedar road just before noon today. so far police - do (not ( suspect-p&this is foul play. they are still trying to figure out how the man died - and how he got there. a norfolk family is without a home after it caught fire late last night. fire crews were called to saint louis avenue just after 10-30. that s near the intersection of versailles avenue. crews were able to get the fire out-- but say the damage was extensive to the walls and the attic. no one was hurt. three adults and two dogs are being helped by the red cross. the norfolk state women s basketball player who
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wants to show you something. this is video amber brown s sister shared on face book. amber has been in the hospital since new year )s day. that )s when her teammates found her unresponsive in her dorm room. amber s family tells newschannel three they believe it )s diabetes-related. but the recent video is a sign of hope in her recovery. three lucky people from california, florida, and tennessee will share the world s largest lottery jackpot of 1-point-6 billion dollars. edward lawrence has the story -- ------pkg------ there was no stopping the celebration of a dream come true at this 7-11 in chino hills -- where luck beat out nearly impossible odds. and that includes the store owner, who got a million-dollar check for selling one of the winning powerball tickets. sot: balbir atwal/ 7- 11 store owner "this, it feels so
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california lottery "california lottery sold 386-million dollars worth of powerball tickets." nats "i m going to continue to buy my tickets from you."inside -- customers are hoping the store will bring them luck for the next powerball drawing. sot: rey goco/ chino hills, ca "i bought ticket, maybe it )s the lucky one." sot: lisa mays/ chino hills, ca "wanted to stop by and get in on the action." stand-up: edward lawrence/ cbs news/ chino hills, ca "the powerball winner here in chino hills overcame astronomical odds of 1 in 292- million to land the world- record jackpot. the lucky person will split the 1- point-6 (billion ( dollars with two other winners in florida and tennessee." the winning ticket in florida was sold at this melbourne beach grocery store. betsy miller didn t hit the jackpot, but is (a little richer. sot: betsy miller/ melbourne beach, fl "i won a hundred, so i m going to spend 2-dollars on a ticket today." the third ticket was sold in munford, tennessee near memphis. each of the three powerball winners will bank nearly 529- million dollars before taxes. edward lawrence, cbs news, chino hills, california. it seems everybody is a winner at krispy kreme. the
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souls of people who weren t so lucky at hitting the power ball jackpot - with a dozen original glazed doughnuts for just 5 bucks. today people stopped into the shop at victory crossing in portsmouth to indulged in the sweet deal. ahead on newschannel three - a north carolina dad has a message of forgiveness. hear what he had to say to the driver who hit and killed his son. plus newschannel three is taking action for your heath. doctors are giving hope through a new "moon shots program". even the president says their work could cure
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three men have been convicted of being involved in the biggest robbery in u-k )s legal history. a jury found carl wood, william lincoln and hugh doyle guilty in the 2015 hatton garden heist. the hatton garden safe deposit company in london s jewelry district was robbed over easter weekend last year. officials say an estimated 20- million dollars worth of jewelry and valuables were stolen. wood and lincoln were convicted of conspiring in the burglary and launder of the stolen items. doyle was convicted of laundering the stolen goods. one unfinished blue shoe design is drawing crowds to taiwan. this giant blue building-- shaped like a high-heeled shoe-- is actually a church! it )s still under construction -- but that )s not stopping tourists from visiting. the design is to honor the victims of blackfoot disease -- which effects the blood supply to the lower limbs. the church specifically wanted to honor the women who had leg amputations because of the
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next on newschannel three - finding the cure to cancer - is like putting a man on the moon. an impossible dream - made possible. then at six -- a special deal at the nauticus starting next week. the discount you can only get if you re a hampton roads
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trending stories on the newschannel three app. portsmouth mayor kenny wright has been charged with a felony. he was charged after a bizarre encounter with sheriff bill watson tuesday night. the sheriff says he tried to pull the mayor over for having an expired inspection sticker but the mayor wouldn t stop. eventually he did -- but yesterday, the sheriff issued a warrant against the mayor. for more on what the sheriff had to say about the drama in portsmouth -- head over to w- t-k-r-dot-com. also trending - there are more questions than answers about ten american sailors who were detained - then released - by iran. the americans were picked up when their two patrol boats entered iranian waters in
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iranian television aired video of a sailor it identified as the commander -- apologizing. the pentagon says the video appears to be authentic but says it s not known if the crew was under duress. newschannel three is taking action for your health - and when it comes to fighting cancer - the possibility that the u-s will soon find a cure is greatly increasing. during president obama )s state of the union address - he revealed a new initiative to find cures to many cancers. one proposal included the "moon shots program". lauren tala-rico is here to explain. it may seem improbable... nasa "it )s one small step for man..."impossible even... "one giant leap for mankind..." but just like the 1969 moon landing - the president hopes our country can once again accomplish something extraordinary. "for the loved ones we )ve all lost for the families that we can still save let )s make america a country that cures cancer once and for all." obama "md anderson is a place of hope and i hope comes in many forms." dr. ron dephino - the university of texas
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anderson is leading that charge and has been since 2012 - when it created the moon shots program. "our goal is to dramatically reduce cancer mortality through prevention early detection and treatment." dephino the program is made up of teams of doctors and researchers.... "we are in a point where we can actually convert knowledge into new drugs new diagnostics that can have a profound impact on a lot of pain and suffering not just now but for generations to come." dephino looking to cure these cancers... breast and ovarian, leukemia s, lung, prostate, melanoma and more... there are 12-hundred clinical trials underway involving more than 11-thousand patients per year... and they )re producing life- saving results... "patients that had no hope are entering into our clinical trials with all these new drugs are seeing their disease it melts away." but it takes funding and support... something vice president biden has provided for years. "last year vice president biden said that with a new moonshot america can cure cancer." obama which is why the
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shout out to the moon shots program was thrilling for those involved. "my phone exploded with texts and emails of congratulations! " nats nasa "this nation and its history has learned that if we put our minds and will do a task we will succeed." so once again, houston in shooting for the moon... "this is truly going to be houston s gift to the world" the doctor says over the next decade millions of people will die from cancer. he )s hoping the moon shots program will change that. tracking rain and slightly warmer temps....we hope you )ve enjoyed the sunshine lately because rain is moving back in, at least briefly. as we move through your friday, expect increasing clouds across hampton roads and ne north
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pressure moves up the coast. while the day will likely start dry, rain chances will go up by friday afternoon and evening. a couple of showers may linger into early saturday morning, but majority of saturday looks dry with partly sunny skies. high temperatures will be in the mid 50s friday and the upper 50s by saturday. we re keeping an eye on another area of low pressure that could bring us a couple of showers sunday, but at this point, the day does not look like a washout. high temperatures will dip into the upper 40s. by monday and tuesday, highs
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norfolk police announced today they will honor their fallen hero, k-9 kriger in a private ceremony. the ceremony will be held next tuesday at the norfolk police k-9 range. after the service -- the public is welcome to pay their respects along the funeral procession route as krijger is brought with full honors to the garden of the pines pet cemetery in virginia beach. you can find the full route on w- t-k-r-dot-com. also -- james hatch -- the k-9 vest maker newschannel three spoke to about outfitting police dogs -- made an announcement today. c-n-n s anderson cooper has a speaking engagement in norfolk coming up -- and he s donating the event money to the k-9 krijger ballistic vest campaign. that money -- mixed with some of the money already raised -- will be enough to pay for every k-9 officer at n-p-d -- and more vest for k-9 s with neighboring departments. with most of the country focused on iowa and new hampshire -- g-o-p presidential hopefuls are shifting their attention to south carolina - the site of tonight s debate. weijia jiang is there with more
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pkg republican presidential hopefuls have a lot at stake when they take the stage for tonight s debate in south carolina. sot: dr. scott buchannon/assoc. professor of political science, the citadel "now that we are so close to iowa, new hampshire and then we move south to south carolina, these debates become even more critical." dr. scott buchannon is a political expert on voters in the palmetto state. he says candidates should focus on one group tonight. sot: dr. scott buchannon/assoc. professor of political science, the citadel "in south carolina, the republican primary, about 60% of the voters are evangelical christians." andup: weijia jiang/cbs news/north charleston, sc trump has lagged behind ted cruz and marco rubio with evangelical voters. but take a look at this map. it shows the most searched candidates on google with a different color assigned to each one. and you re right if you guessed red is trump s color. nats "mr. trump is number one by far nationally." katrina pierson is the national spokeswoman for the trump campaign. she says south carolina governor nikki haley was wrong to call out trump this week when she said republicans need
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sot: katrina pierson/trump national spokesperson "frankly, if you re looking around and not angry then something )s wrong. there are several things going on this country which are just astonishing many people, including new people which is why you see mr. trump s rallies grow." tonight )s debate cast is the smallest one yet - with jeb bush, chris christie, john kasich and ben carson trying to catch up to the front runners. weijia jiang, cbs news, north charleston, south carolina. a virginia teenager is fighting for his life after he was hit by a car while getting off the school bus. police in richmond say the 15 year old was with a group of students at the time. a nurse who saw what happened took action - by rushing over to the boy and waiting until an ambulance arrived. she even followed them to the hospital to make sure he would be okay. police say the driver of the
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charges are pending. new at 5:30 - a message of forgiveness. it )s been three days since a north carolina father lost his son - and already he )s sharing a powerful response. police say the man )s 21-year-old son was walking along a street in lexington when a driver hit him - he later died - and police say the driver was not at fault. sarah krueger has the more on the grieving father s said. i want you to know that i forgive you that )s part of the powerful message mark strickland has.. for the man who accidentally killed his son. don t carry guilt around for an accident that was nobody )s fault lexington police say 21-year-old jacob strickland was walking along south salisbury street when he was hit and killed by a car on saturday night. on tuesday...strickl and posted this message to the driver on his own facebook page...and it s gotten hundreds of shares since...in awe of his ability to forgive. i was raised in a christian family. we were brought up to believe in
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i don t see any purpose at all in hatred strickland says police told him that the driver stayed on the scene and helped jacob as much as he could. accidents happen but what happened after the accident is what touched me. he stood up like a man and took responsibilty for an accident. strickland hopes his son will be remembered for his life.. not his death. a witty, intelligent, hardworking man .. about to deploy in the navy. jacob would want something positive to come from his life and his death and maybe that.. is one father s reminder to one driver.. that we can all learn from. i don t want him to carry this guilt with him throughout the rest of his life. if i could tell him to take anything away from this, he needs to try even harder to shine even brighter to honor my son the father said when he posted his message on facebook - he had no idea how much it would spread.
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police on their way to the scene of an officer-involved shooting find two people dead and one person injured. and witnesses are telling newschannel three one person may have gotten away. and the safest college campuses in america. see where our local colleges rank against the rest of the country. selling mattresses the traditional way isn't the best way. most are made in a large factory, and shipped hundreds of miles to a retailers warehouse, where they're marked up and up before finally selling and delivering them at the original mattress factory we take a straightforward approach.
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